A goblin gathering on Oct. 26, at St. Helens High School commons, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the stroke of 10 in the morning, all children (and their families) are invited to gather at the high school in St. Helens for the Annual Kiwanis Daybreakers Children’s Fair. Plans have been forming ever si… Read more

In September, Oregon’s total nonfarm payroll employment added 200 jobs, following a loss of 900 jobs in August. Job gains have cooled recently, averaging only 100 per month over the past five months. This flat economic trend is in contrast to gains that averaged 3,000 jobs per month in all o… Read more

Always eager to support the community, InRoads Credit Union employees spent part of their Columbus Day holiday building bicycles for CASA for Children in Columbia County. The employees assembled 20 bicycles, ranging from small toddler-sized bikes to big-kid models. Read more

The Columbia Arts Guild shows the work of local artists in the Gallery at the Courthouse straight across from the Assessor’s Office located on the ground floor in the courthouse annex. The artwork changes every month so stop by any time. The courthouse is open M-F, 8am – 5pm at 230 Strand St… Read more

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While St. Helens is no stranger to “paying it forward” in local drive-through lines, a spree of kindness at the St. Helens Burgerville that lasted for more than two hours on Thursday, Oct. 11 may have set a new local record ... and it all started with an ice cream sandwich. Read more

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Information is still scarce surrounding a shooting that reportedly began at the St. Helens Chevron early Wednesday, Oct. 9, which ultimately led to the death of the suspect due to law enforcement’s use of deadly force. Read more

The P.E.O. Sisterhood, St. Helens Chapter is taking orders for lush, locally grown poinsettias now through Oct. 28. P.E.O. members will deliver the plants to local residents and businesses on Dec. 3. Read more

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Local troops from the St. Helens based Bravo Company 741 Brigade Engineer Battalion of Oregon Army National Guard, along with their friends, families and other loved ones, attended a farewell ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 in the gymnasium at St. Helens High School (SHHS). The troo… Read more

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At approximately 2 p.m. on Oct. 14, Michael Cross, Chief Sponsor of the “Flush Down Kate Brown” petition to recall Governor Brown delivered 9 boxes of petitions, together with a Petition Submission form SEL 339, attesting to a “Completed Petition Submission” “estimating 290,000” signatures. … Read more

St. Helens will soon be home to a new off-street walking trail thanks to a grant from the Nike Community Impact Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. This off-street nature trail will be installed within a section of the South 5th Street right-of-way that has never been developed as a street. Read more

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Clatskanie residents who have ever bought Seely’s Dark Chocolate Mint Patties may not have known they were purchasing a locally-made product. The item comes from Seely Farm in Clatskanie, which devotes 450 of its 650 acres to growing heirloom Black Mitcham Peppermint and Native Spearmint, wh… Read more

The St. Helens City Council is moving forward with financial decisions regarding different projects throughout the city, like the intersection of 1st Street and St. Helens Street, along with the Columbia County Tourism Initiative. Read more

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission is launching an investigation into whether or not St. Helens City Council violated Oregon Public Meetings law when it held an executive session meeting on May 21 in Portland that covered topics which may have been outside statutory provisions, accordin… Read more

The League of Oregon Cities and CityCounty Insurance Services recognized the City of Rainier at the 94th Annual League of Oregon Cities Conference in Bend the weekend of September 27-28, 2019 for having no lost time injuries among its 18 full-time employees in the course of the reporting year. Read more

The fall burn period for residential open burning in the city of St. Helens will begin on the third Saturday in October, running from Saturday, October 19 through Sunday, November 3, 2019. Read more

Members of the Columbia County Museum Association (CCMA) will lead guided tours of the historic Columbia County Courthouse, which served as Halloweentown City Hall and the mayor’s office. Read more

The police blotter relates to the public record of incidents as reported by law enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information printed is preliminary and subject to change. Read more

Guns are in both the national and local spotlight due to several different tragedies, new restrictions and other measures taken to either restrict or allow gun ownership. Read more

The month of October is a festive time in St. Helens, Oregon. Known as the place where Disney TV movie “Halloweentown” was filmed, the city gets dressed up and recreates the magical town where Marnie Piper saved the witching world from evil Kalabar. Read more